JT®’s Excellerator 3.5™ E-Grip and Excellerator 3.5™ Manual Grip have been designed for the beginner paintball enthusiast! We use only the most advanced materials available to make our markers. Exclusively designed by our JT® Team for all levels of playing, Every 3.5 semi-automatic marker has a Double Trigger, Quick Strip Pin, Vertical FeedPort, Volumizer, Expansion Chamber, Integrated Sight Rail and Die Cast Aluminum Grip Frame. Giving you the tools you need and the quality you expect.
The JT Excellerator 3.5E is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
JT Excellerator 3.5E with a smart parts barrel, gravity fed hopper.
Capible of Fast shooting
No diode(ability to use Co2)
Well, I found this gun on kijiji for only $100 and it seemed like an awesome deal. Let me tell you, it WAS. The only problem there was with it was that it had a little lint on the rammer, so all I did was clean the gun, then it was fine. It shoots nice, what I find is that cheap paintballs shoot throught the gun better than the more expensive paintballs for some reason, the cheap paintballs have less chops and jams. If you lube up all the necissary parts, the gun shoots PERFECT. The major problem for me is that theres too many spots you need to put orings onto, but hey, it makes it shoot great, so, no problem. I would reccomend at least a 16 oz Co2 tank because I have a 9 oz, and it makes the shots curve a little because of the lack of air. The only reason this gun can use Co2 is because it has no diode and it IS an electric gun, which is kinda interesting. This gun is perfect for noobies like me, and I paintball every weekend so my less than a month experince is really like 2 months. So the only problems are: O rings, non straight shooting with a 9 oz, and thats pretty much it.
This gun is GREAT, get it, plus the limited edition gold finish, epic.
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-Tippman 98 Custom (Again, more reliable)
-Tippman Custom Pro (Better in every aspect except maybe gas efficiency)
-BT-4 Combat (Just better in every aspect)
Smart Parts Ion (US Version)
Viewloader eVLution 3 Hopper (Z-Board)
Draxxus 48cu 3000psi HPA
NXe 4 Pod + Remote Pod Pack
JT Excellerator 3.5E
J&J Ceramic 14"
20oz CO2 Tank
A different marker all together.
-E-Trigger comes stock
-Cheap through suppliers
-Stutters like crazy
-Chops a lot
-Ball detent sometimes lets 2-3 balls through
When I first got this gun, I thought it was awesome! The build quality was definatly there, it had an E-Trigger, it shot fast, and it got nearly 500 shots from a 9oz cylinder! Overall a great first gun to free me from Tippman rentals! Or so I thought... My problems started to arise the first time I actually went out paintballing... This thing stutters like crazy!!! I'm talking every 10 shots or so it stutters! I'd never realized it before then since it happens after it's been chilled by the CO2! Then came the chops! Every single match was rewarded with at least one chop leaving me to disassemble and clean the WHOLE thing out at the field in an attempt to get my accuracy back! And I'm not talking gravity hopper chops either, I'm talking explode-on-shot chops! This thing honestly felt like a rental gun, in fact, the rentals were shooting BETTER with the fields crappy rec balls!!! Convinced I could fix it I slapped on a J&J Ceramic barrel only to find the gun could no longer sustain 280FPS for even 240, rather it hovered around 230FPS. It should be noted that I had been disassembling it for cleaning/reoiling after every use so maintanance is not the problem here. Then it happened... After about 6500 rounds of paint, parts of the striker system started to fall apart, the guide and endcap mushroomed, the valve distorted, and my velocity started to slip into the lower 200s. It's stutterings became every 2nd to 3rd shot. I was since told that the sear was the cause of the stuttering as it was in many spyder clones, and that it's just the nature of the beast. I've since replaced it with a Smart Parts Ion and plan on selling it to someone I don't know. It got me into the game, and I'd still recommend it to new players for it's price (I paid $150 for a complete starter kit with tank and mask and everything), but the shear amount of maintanance this thing requires just so that it can break anyway is fenomonal. :( I'd put it on a consignment wall, but all of my local proshops refuse to even look at it the moment they hear the word "Excellerator". I wouldn't recommend buying any upgrades for it as you'll just loose them when it breaks down, just use it stock.
It made a good starter gun and it got me in the habit of cleaning and reoiling every match, but it just plain didn't last. If you can put up with the stutters, chops, and double feeds then it'll get you into the game, just don't expect it to last once you get there. I give it a 4 since it's got freakishly good gas effieciency (According to my field), it's got a good trigger on it, and it'd probably make a good backup gun.
JT Excellerator 3.5 e grip with custom made bolt, hand crafted trigger and 20 oz co2, stock barrel and VL 200 gravity fed hopper
a better barel and hopper with some air
The strenths are good rate of fire for starter guns
Nice trigger(mines better)
Forgot to say price in strenth
i recently purchased this gun for 100 with all the crap it says up there. it was a fairly good gun but then i saw a file and thought, hmm.... file metal trigger and bolt, bordisim, FUN!!! so i took a file to the trigger and bolt and now it works awesome. the bolt when i shaved it made it more muffled(don't ask me how) and with the new trigger i can easily outrun the 8 bps so im getting a new gun but thats the only reason cuz this gun rules
its a little hevy cuz its made outa 95% metal(grip covers are plastic) but thats good cuz you can easily do your own custom mods to it, like me. this gun shoots pretty good. i only had 2 or 3 chops in -10C(i don't live in usa) with paint from candian tire(its crappy)
overall this gun is pretty good but i think im missing somehing........................
oh yeah, the bareel it comes stock with is pretty good but if you wanna do some real paintball like tourny or something i recomend a progressive or teardrop barrel from smartparts. need a faster hopper if you want to shot fast and noot chop
cosmetics: 7.36 (HAHA)
specification (higher score means u don't need to upgrade): 7
Its looks, but thats about it. Has a few Spyder upgrades that can be used.
No matter what upgrade you get, it'll let you down.
I got this marker in a trade along with a cheap Viewloader electric hopper and 48/3000 tank. I'm basically going to part it out on pbnation and here on pbreview. I like the looks of it and its not to heavy, but other then that not much else. Well, lets see what else this marker is good for..........hmmm. I can upgrade an older Spyder with some of the parts from this marker.
Don't get this marker for the simple fact that its not reliable in game play and it'll brake down everytime. And only gets a 3 for the looks only......
The accuracy of this review is disputed. Please see discussion on the comments page.
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Tippmann 98 C
JT Excellerator 3.5E
12" Progressive Barrel System
Custom Blade Trigger
20 oz. C02
Just a Better Barrel
Better Drop Forward (old one goes down not forward)
Good Electric Hopper (revy is good)
VERY good trigger
accurate even with the stock barrel
feels well made
No firing modes ( 3 shot burst, auto etc. )
WOW! what a great gun.
First off let me say that I got this gun from a friend for $100, it came with a progressive barrel and a hopper. On the gun it says only use Brass Eagle C02, I didn't argue with it but i'd like to try some other kind of c02 and see if it really makes a difference, i'm pretty sure it wont blow up or anything.
The accuracy on this gun is surprisingly good with the short (8") stock barrel (plus it looks good) but a new barrel is a must if you want to face any kind of true competition (This gun will take any spyder threaded barrels).
I got this gun for a hundred bucks as i said earlier. At this price what were my alternatives? I could have bought a spyder sonix but i didn't feel it was as good as this gun. I also could have gotten a peice of cr@p (also known as brass eagle) but that cant even be considered a gun in today's regs and electronics.
One thing I loved about this gun was the feel. When you picked up the Excellerator 3.5E it didn't feel like a plastic peice of crap, it felt like a well built paintball gun. Its solid metal so no worry about rec play damage.
like i said it felt good because of the metal but because of the metal this gun is also damned heavy. You are literally dragging a full blown tank into the field which is good and bad. The bad, its heavy. The good, you couldn't brake it if you wanted to.
I love that this is a gun that is electronic. I can go up to the guys with autocockers and say "hey look i have lots of neato buttons to push just like you!" Although this is true I often wish there were some true firing modes on this gun like full auto or burst but no such luck.
Another thing is the ROF, this is a dirt cheap gun and at 8 bps you will almost never feel outgunned. Some people may say "I have a spyder that can shoot 30 bps" well i say i have fingers that can shoot 8 bps so it don't matter
The center feed is right in the way of the sight rail so i don't really know why they put that there but i guess you still got one.
I can field strip this thing in about 30 seconds flat. I never heard anybody say that before
The trigger is very... different. Don't automatically assume its bad, its different in a good way. Its different because its not so light but it just feels great to pull.
Grab an electric hopper some time cause this gun will need one.
Consistency is pretty horrible at around +/- 12 but that's not to bad for a beginner gun. HPA would probably help alot.
Some things others want to know.
Q: why is the expansion chamber loose?
A: I honestly don't know but don't worry it will tighten when the c02 is on
Q: i'm having problems with the velocity of my gun
A: buy a springs kit for a spyder gun
Q:why is this gun so great?
A:it was meant to be
This gun is great for the average joe baller because its cheap, easy to tinker with, electric so you can finally join the electro only club and look great. I could say its good for beginners (and it is) but that would scare away experienced players whom i would recommend this as a backup. I could list why it is perfect for other things to but that would take to long so simply go and buy one. NOW. Your not gone yet i can still see you. GO!
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, April 10th, 2007 at 1:32 pm PST
Stock , out of the box jt Excellartor 3.5E
Evolution 2 hopper
Pure enrgy compressed air tank
None really , excpt it chops paint like crazy if you dont have a good hopper
This is a pretty good beginer gun , and i didnt really have any problems with it (but i only had it for a day ). I think the biggest thing was how it chops paint. Evry time i tried to shoot a little faster i would have to stop and clean it because it would always chop paintballs. After i put my evloution 2 hopper on it wasnt much of a problem.
I would recomend this gun expctly if your a beginer , i give it a 9 because with out a decant hopper it will chop alot of paint.
JT Excellerator 3.5 E-Grip
14" Spyder Barrel Ultra Blitz
16oz Pure Energy C02
Tippmann SSL-200 Electronic hopper
Longer Barrel and An Electronic hopper 12v
Accuracy and Very Fast
Only chopped 2 paintballs,that was before electronic hopper.
Its a simple gun to use and the safety feature that it has. The accuracy of the gun and speed is great. It doesnt chop many painballs. You will have alot of fun with this gun. The gun is cheap to purchase right now if you find it, It sells for about $80. I payed more for it, But its worth It.
Its a very great gun for beginners. This gun is accurate, shoots pretty fast. Only up grades that it needs is a longer barrel and a electronic hopper 12v. You wont be dissapointed. If you could find this gun at any store that sells paintball guns, Buy It!
Jt Excellerator e-grip 3.5, drop forward, 16" teardrop custom barrel, 3000 psi tank, evolutionII hopper
barrel, like a teardrop or a barrel ranging from 40 to 50 bucks. also a hopper if you shoot at a high rof (rate of fire)
supports a medium ROF, quite accurate for stock, easy manouvering
a little heavy, chops paint sometimes, need to replace O-rings ALOT
very good gun! great for begginers to novice players. it is awsome for any paintball enthousiast.it is very accurate with stock settings. ive used this gun for a year now and i must say it is a very very nice gun to own! the only problem is that it chops sometimes but that can be fixed with new hopper. it is a very good intermediate gun if you put like 200 bucks into mods for it. it is also great for learning to do your first mods on. with new barrel and new hopper, i would rate it a 9.5 but just stock probably an 8.5. very nice and cheap. get some for you freinds if you got the money! :D have fun with it!
Get this gun! It is very nice!
Stock: great for begginers/novice
100 bucks on barrel and new hopper: great for novice/intermediate
200+ bucks on barrel, hopper, tank, drop mod, and other little mods: Excellent for more advanced players intermediate/expert
JT Excellerator 3.5e with Jt one piece 14" barrel, 32 Degrees 6 Stage Expansion Chamber and Trinity Spyder Front Block Assault w Gauge & LPC
Barrel, maybe an anti-chop bolt, expansion chamber. (if planning on using co2)
Simple construction, easy to get parts for (spyder compatible), pretty durable.
I bought this gun to use as a fun gun, something i could throw different parts on and upgrade. Off the bat the gun was good, although i bought it form ebay, so it was slightly used and under-cleaned.
The main weakness this gun has is the top pin that connects the bolt and hammer. The pin is blown back for re-cock, and when it does it hits the inside of the gun. this caused the rear part of the pin slot to bevel a little, and it pinches the bolt when i try to remove it. Certainly NOT good, because then you have to litterally hammer the bolt out, which totally removes it's quick-dissasemble feature.
Other than that one weakness, the gun is a great baseline gun and fun to add different parts to/customize.
The weakness i explained would keep me from using this gun as a primary marker, but if it's taken care of somehow before it becomes a problem, then this gun would fair well against other low-end markers. Unfortunetly, i give it an 8 simply for the problem i described.